Islamic Republic of Iran: a review on marine cage aquaculture


The Islamic Republic of Iran has some 50 years experience in aquaculture, mainly in pond culture of freshwater fishes including major Chinese carps and trout. The first cage farms were established 40 years ago in a reservoir of Karoon River in Khozestan province, southwest of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The cages were made of metal and some imported. In the 1980s use of hand made cages using traditional material expanded in inland water bodies for trout rearing. The current expansion of freshwater cage farming is limited mainly due to unsolved issues raised by the of water supply authority. Annual production in cage is limited to some 350 tonnes from 200 units.

Prepared by: Mehdi Shakouri (Iran Fisheries Organization)



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